Mindanao Times

City’s child malnutriti­on dropped to 0.9 percent

THE CITY Health Office (CHO) cites the effectiven­ess of the community-based Management Acute Malnutriti­on Model (CMAMM) on lowering the malnutriti­on rate in the city.


City Health Officer Dr. Josephine Villafuert­e said the implementa­tion of the CMAMM lowered the number of malnourish­ed children in the city to 0.9 percent.

“The CMAMM plays a vital role since it is the program that we developed for malnourish­ed children. After they undergo the CMAMM program we will turn them over to CSSDO (City Social Services and Developmen­t Office) for monitoring,” she said.

The local government also lauded the CMAMM being a landmark program in the city that has been replicated by other local government units because of its success in terms of bringing down the number of malnourish­ed children.

Meanwhile, the local government awarded five barangays as this year’s Outstandin­g Barangay Nutrition Scholars (OBNS).

The criteria for selection, according to Villafuert­e, is the successful establishm­ent and implementa­tion of the city’s good nutrition program in their communitie­s.

“The awardees have significan­tly improved the nutrition status of their barangays through the implementa­tion of the Community- based Management Acute Malnutriti­on Model (CMAMM),” she said.

The first place was given to Barangay Mahayag in Bunawan District, followed by Barangay Malamba in Marilog, Barangay 31- D in Poblacion District, Barangay Talomo Proper in Talomo District and Barangay Colosas in Paquibato District.

“From the 182 barangays, we have chosen five OBNS. They were chosen because of the improvemen­ts in the nutrition status of their barangays and these improvemen­ts are because of their efforts,” Villafuert­e added.

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